Tours to Thailand will allow you to see the beautiful Siam from different angles. Holidays in Thailand in the winter gives you the pleasure of a rich excursion program in Pattaya, Hua Hin, Koh Samui, and a summer trip to Phi Phi, Krabi, Phuket will leave an unforgettable impression of the luxurious white sand beaches and warm waves of the coastline. This country has the most luxurious hotels with different price levels and different levels of “stardom”, many restaurants, cafes and bars, entertainment and shopping centers.
The never-ending Bangkok will give every traveler the thrill of visiting Wat Arun and Wat Pho, the floating market and the vast market district of Khao San. The spiritual city of Chiang Mai will welcome guests with many temples, handicraft and souvenir shops, huge restaurants and famous Thai massage parlors, and nearby San Kamphaeng will warm and at the same time refresh with water from the famous hot springs.
The islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Samui with perfectly flat white beaches, the northwestern city of Mae Khong Son with representatives of the tribes with the longest necks, Ayutthaya and Railay, Koh Phi Phi and Hin Daeng – Thailand is able to endlessly surprise travelers.
- Currency: Thai baht
- Language: Thai
Geography: State in Southeast Asia. In the north and west it borders on Burma (Myanmar), in the northeast – on Laos, in the southeast – on Cambodia, in the south – on Malaysia, in the southwest – on Burma. In the southeast it is washed by the Gulf of Thailand, in the southwest by the Andaman Sea.
According to itypeusa, Thailand is located on the Indochina Peninsula and only the southernmost part of the country is on the Malay Peninsula. There are a fairly large number of mountain ranges on the territory of the country, especially in the north and west of the country. The highest point in Thailand is Mount Doi Inthanon (2595 m) in the mountain range on the western border. A fairly extensive mountain system is also located on the Malay Peninsula, where Mount Khao Luang (1786 m) and Mount Doi Pia Fai (1270 m) are located.
Climate: Thailand is located in the tropical climate zone and the year is conditionally divided into three main periods: summer – from March to May (higher air temperature), from June to September – the rainy season (with a lot of sunny days) and the cool season from October to February. The best time to visit southern Thailand is October-April (Phuket, Krabi, Phi Phi), the best time to visit the eastern part of Thailand, washed by the Gulf of Thailand (Koh Samui, Pattaya, Hua Hin, Chaam, Phan Ga) from April to November.
Language: The official language is Thai. Also used: English, Chinese.
Religion: Buddhists – 95%, Muslims – 4%, Christians, Hindus.
Currency: Monetary unit – Thai baht. One baht is subdivided into 100 satang. In circulation there are yellow alloy coins of 25 and 50 satang, nickel coins of 1, 2, 5 baht, bimetallic coin of 10 baht. Banknotes are issued in denominations of 10 baht (brown), 20 baht (green), 50 baht (blue), 100 baht (red), 500 baht (purple) and 1,000 baht (gray). The import of foreign currency is not limited (declaration in the amount of more than 10 thousand US dollars), national – no more than 2 thousand baht. Export of imported foreign currency is unlimited, national – no more than 500 baht.
National features: Thais are friendly, balanced, hospitable. Thailand is sometimes called the “land of smiles”. This state reflects the motto of the Thais – “sanuk”, i.e. get joy, live with pleasure. When entering a private house, it is customary to take off your shoes. Thais reject a pat on the back, on the shoulder, and friendly hugs are also undesirable. The lower part of the body is considered despicable, the touch of someone else’s foot offends the Thai. When meeting and parting, handshakes are replaced by a gesture of hands with palms folded at chest level.
National cuisine:Thai cuisine was largely influenced by two factors – climate and culture, although the history of this country, emigration, and invasions also played a big role. China, Burma and Cambodia had a great influence. The favorable climate allows you to collect here two or even three crops annually, and all kinds of greenery grows all year round. Perhaps it is local abundance that can explain such a phenomenon as the absence of the concept of “hunger” in the Thai language. And the fact that the religion professed by the majority of Thais is Buddhism, there are practically no dietary restrictions. Thais use all types of meat in their cuisine, fish in large quantities, as well as many vegetables and fruits. The streets and canals of Thai cities are lined with patches and carts, bicycles and boats selling a variety of snacks. In Thailand, they love parties and holidays, during their noisy and groovy festivals, carefully prepared traditional dishes are served as a sign of respect for their customs and traditions. In Thai cuisine, dishes are decorated with pride, beautifully and brightly. Intricate designs and artistic performance are an integral part of Thai cuisine.
Bangkok is the modern capital of Thailand. In 1782, King Rama I, the first king of the new and now ruling Chakri dynasty, founded a new capital on the banks of the Chao Phraya River in the village of Bangkok – in translation – “Wild Plum Village”. The city is located on the Central Plain of Thailand. The most beautiful Buddhist temples of Asia, the royal palace, flowering gardens, numerous canals – all this amazes the imagination of tourists, Bangkok is also called the Asian Venice – because of the abundance of water channels penetrating the city like arteries. The city is especially beautiful at night with many highlights, if you get to know Bangkok on an evening cruise, or from the observation platform of high-rise hotels. Now Bangkok is a metropolis of 7 million, in which every tenth inhabitant of Thailand lives.
Pattaya is a famous resort in Thailand, located 147 km from Bangkok. Pattaya is a 4-kilometer strip of beaches located in a quiet bay of the Gulf of Thailand. From the north, the beach is limited by Cape Banlamung, from the south – by Cape Pattaya. Golden sand and inviting crystal-clear blue of the ocean, a magnificent curved sandy coastline and a warm gentle wind from the sea, bringing fresh air with the aroma of salt water, makes Pattaya very attractive for tourists from all over the world. For those who love the sun and water sports, Pattaya will offer ideal conditions for swimming in the sea, as well as any kind of water activities.
Phuket Island is located in the southeast of Thailand and looks like an irregularly shaped pearl. The island is known for its secluded sandy beaches, picturesque coral reefs, cliffs and clear seas. More than half of Phuket’s territory is covered with tropical forests, which, combined with waterfalls, parks, coconut plantations, makes Phuket an ideal place to relax. In addition to the wonderful nature in Phuket, hospitable inhabitants of the island, excellent seafood, beautiful waterfalls among the picturesque mountains, unique architecture that has absorbed the influences of India, Portugal and China are waiting for you.
Koh Samui is the quietest island in Thailand. It offers idyllic simplicity at the lost end of the earth in the world of the tropics. Koh Samui rivals Phuket as Thailand’s most popular beach resort. Lush vegetation, magnificent white beaches washed by the warm waters of the Gulf of Thailand. The charm of Koh Samui lies in its silence and romantic seclusion. There are not crowded beaches of fine sand and small deserted bays.
Krabi is a new, rapidly developing resort in Southern Thailand. The province of Krabi is located 170 km south of about. Phuket and 800 km from Bangkok. Getting here is easy: a 40-minute flight from Bangkok, or a 2-hour drive from Phuket, the main beaches of the resort: Nang and Railay.
Krabi is located on the banks of the river of the same name. The main attractions of the resort are the Bokkhorani National Park, the beautiful caves of Tham Lod and Tham Phi Hua To Tham, as well as the monastery in the tiger cave Wat Tham Sua.
The resort towns of Cha-am and Hua Hin on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand have always been considered a summer vacation spot for members of the Thai royal family and wealthy Thais. Now the white sands of the beaches, the blue sea and the proximity to Bangkok of these places attract tourists from different countries and with different income levels. In addition, there are several national parks, waterfalls and golf courses near Hua Hin; on the sea, surfing and yachting are the most popular.